Cathy McGowan’s female indie MP predecessor Doris Blackburn






[clear] By Dr Robin Tennant-Wood 18 September 2013 With the news that Sophie Mirabella has conceded defeat to Independent Cathy McGowan in the seat of Indi, the electoral book has closed on one of the most closely watched head-to-head contests in an otherwise lacklustre election. The election of a high profile woman as an Independent MP […]






The reckoning of Indi: What took so long?






by Tom Anderson September 18, 2013 “The ballot being a means of protecting the franchise, must not be made an instrument to defeat it.” “Where the intention is clear, doubtful questions of form should be resolved in favour of the franchise.” “The language of the Act read as a whole and in favour of the […]






Reflections on a unique campaign: Greens candidate @JennyJenocon on #Indivotes






By Jenny O’Connor, 16 September, 2013 The campaign is over and we are waiting for the result in what has turned out to be the most interesting election in the nation. At the time of writing Cathy leads by 544 votes with 2000 to count. My result as the Greens candidate has been decimated – […]






Where Sophie went wrong, by #Indivotes candidate @jenpodesta






By Jennifer Podesta, 13 September, 2013 As the dust begins to settle across the nation after the 2013 election, the significance of what has been achieved in the electorate of Indi will continue to be a talking point for some time to come. It will no doubt be analysed from multiple positions: by engaged and […]






No Fibs tribute to Indi democracy by @geeksrulz






No Fibs Indi campaign archive  






The sociology of how Cathy won Indi, by @ktbar0






[clear] By Kate Sleeman 12 September, 2013 Life in regional cities and towns is often perceived by our city cousins to be a step back in time; dull, slow, backward and socially conservative. However the election result in Indi has hopefully changed their perceptions and highlighted the power of real communities. They are beginning to […]






September 2012 Voice for Indi Vision statement: Reckon they got there?






[clear]   By Margo Kingston , 11 September, 2013 On election night at the Wangaratta Arts Centre, a movement leader, Susan Benedyka  read out a the Voice4Indi movements vision statement of 6 September 2012. No wonder Orange Indi took the roof off a year later. [dropshadowbox align=”none” effect=”lifted-both” width=”650px” height=”” background_color=”#ffffff” border_width=”1″ border_color=”#dddddd” ] Spirit and […]






The #Indivotes campaign in pictures, by @Jansant






The Indi Seat election seen through the lens of our local No Fibs Citizen Journalist and Photographer Wayne Jansson 9 September 2013 Roll over photos to read captions and click on photos to see bigger versions. Election Win Celebration Roll over photos to read captions and click on photos to see bigger versions. No Fibs #Indivotes […]






Margo’s Twitter reports from Indi – 7 and 8 September, 2013






Storify by The Geek Sun, Sep 08 2013 23:30:53 Margo’s twitter reports from Indi – 7 and 8 September, 2013 One of the most interesting seats in this election is without question Indi with sitting shadow frontbencher Sophie Mirabella. Margo joined the election buzz and reports on how grassroots politics is making a difference. Share […]






Cathy McGowan on her #Indivotes journey






[clear] Sal Kimber performs a Indi version of “From Little Things Big Things Grow” at the end of the campaign launch on August 4. Original version of “From Little Things Big Things Grow” was written by Paul Kelly and Kev Carmody. [dropshadowbox align=”none” effect=”lifted-both” width=”600px” height=”300″ background_color=”#ffffff” border_width=”1″ border_color=”#dddddd” ]Interview by Margo Kingston in Indi, […]